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1. Twenty one times of a positive number is less than its square by 100. The value of the positive number is
1. 25
2. 26
3. 42
4. 41

2. Two pipes of length 1.5 m and 1.2 m are to be cut into equal pieces without leaving any extra length of pipes. The greatest length of the pipe pieces of same size which can be cut from these two lengths will be
1. 0.13 m
2. 0.4 m
3. 0.3 m
4. 0.41 m

3. A General of an Army wants to create a formation of square from 36562 army men. After arrangement, he found some army men remained unused. Then the number of such arm y men remained unused was
1. 36
2. 65
3. 81
4. 97

4. The smallest number, which should be ad ded to 756896 so as to obtain a multiple of 11, is
1. 1
2. 2
3. 3
4. 5

5. A boy found the answer for the question “Subtract the sum of 1/4 and 1/5 from unity and express the answer in decimals” as 0.45. The percentage of error in his answer was
1. (100/11) %
2. 50%
3. 10%
4. (200/11)%

6. The product of two numbers is 48. If one number equals “The number of wings of a bir d plus 2 times the number of fingers on your hand divided by the number of wheels of a Tricycle”. Then the other number is
1. 9
2. 10
3. 12
4. 18

7. Natu and Buchku each have certain number of oranges. Natu says to Buchku,”If you give me 10 of your oranges, I will have twice the number of oranges left with you”. Buchku replies,”If you give me 10 of your oranges, I will have the same number of oranges as left with you”. What is the number of oranges with Natu and Buchku, respectively?
1. 50, 20
2. 70, 50
3. 20, 50
4. 50, 70

8. Three electronic devices make a beep after every 48 sec, 72 sec and 108 sec respectively. They beeped together at 10 a.m. The time when they will next make a beep together at the earliest is
1. 10:07:12 hrs
2. 10:07:24 hrs
3. 10:07:36 hrs
4. 10:07:48 hrs

9. Two baskets together have 640 oranges. If (1/5)th of the oranges in the first basket be taken to the second basket. The number of oranges in the first basket is
1. 800
2. 600
3. 400
4. 300

10. P can do (1/4)th of work in 10 days, Q can do 40% of work in 40 days and R can do (1/3)rd of work in 13 days. Who will complete the work first?
1. P
2. Q
3. R
4. Both P and R

11. Working 7 hours in a day, 4 men can do a piece of work in 8 days. Working 8 hours in a day, the required number of men to perform the same work in 4 days will be
1. 8
2. 4
3. 7
4. 9

12. 35 persons are engaged to complete a work in 60 days. After 32 days it is observed that only (2/5)th part of the work has been done. The number of persons to be engaged to complete the remaining work in the said period is
1. 20
2. 35
3. 30
4. 25

13. The time taken by 4 men to complete a job is double the time taken by 5 children to complete the same job. Each man is twice as fast as a woman. How long will 12 men, 10 children and 8 women take to complete a job, given that a child would finish the job in 20 days.
1. 4 Days
2. 2 Days
4. 1 Day

14. A and B together can complete a piece of work in 12 days. They worked together for 5 days and then A alone finished the rest work in 14 days. A alone can complete the work in _____.
1. 24 days
2. 22 days
3. 20 days
4. 18 days

15. A shopkeeper offers 15% discount on all plastic toys. He offers a further discount of 4% on the reduced price to those customers who pay cash. What does a customer have to pay (in Rs) in case for a toy of Rs 200?
1. 133.7
2. 129.8
3. 163.2
4. 153.3

16. A photographer allows a discount of 10% on the advertised price of a camera. The price (in Rs) that must be marked on the camera, which cost him Rs 600, to make a profit of 20% would be
1. 650
2. 800
3. 700
4. 850

17. A dinner set is quoted for Rs 1500. A customer pays Rs 1173 for it. If the customer got a series of two discounts and the rate of first discount is 15% then the rate of second discount was,
1. 15%
2. 7%
3. 9%
4. 8%

18. In a college union, there are 48 students. The ratio of the number of boys to the number of girls is 5:3. The number of girls to be added in the union, so that the number of boys to girls in 6:5 is
1. 6
2. 7
3. 12
4. 17

19. There are three bottles of mixture of syrup and water of ratios 2:3, 3:4 and 7:5. 10 Litres of first and 21 Litres of second bottles are taken. How much quantity from third bottle is to be taken so that final mixture from three bottles will be of ratios 1:1.
1. 25 Litres
2. 20 Litres
3. 35 Litres
4. 30 Litres

20. In a colored picture of blue and yellow color, blue and yellow color is used in the ratio of 4:3 respectively. If in upper half, blue : yellow is 2:3, then in the lower half blue : yellow is
1. 1 : 1
2. 2 : 1
3. 26 : 9
4. 9 : 26

21. A and B start an enterprise together, with A as active partner. A invests Rs 4000 and Rs 2000 more after 8 months. B invests Rs 5000 and withdraws Rs 2000 after 9 months. Being the active partner, A takes Rs 100 per month as allowance, from the profit. What is the sha re of B if the profit for the year is Rs 6700?
1. Rs 3350
2. Rs 3250
3. Rs 2700
4. Rs 2800

22. A sum of Rs 15525 is divided among Sunil, Anil and Jamil such that if Rs 22, Rs 35 and Rs 48 be diminished from their shares respectively, their remaining sums shall be in the ratio 7:10:13. What would have been the ratio of their sums if Rs 16, Rs 77 and Rs 37 respectively were added to their original shares?
1. 9:13:17
2. 18:26:35
3. 36:52:67
4. None of these

23. A’s income is Rs 140 more than B’s income and C’s income is Rs 80 more than D’s. If the ratio of A’s and C’s income is 2:3 and the ratio of B’s and D’s income is 1:2, then th e incomes of A, B, C and D are respectively
1. Rs 260, Rs 120, Rs 320 and Rs 240
2. Rs 300, Rs 160, Rs 600 and Rs 520
3. Rs 400, Rs 260, Rs 600 and Rs 520
4. Rs 320, Rs 180, Rs 480 and Rs 360

24. A batsman has a certain average of runs for 12 innings. In the 13th inning he scores 96 runs thereby increasing his average by 5 runs. What will be his average after 13th inning? 1. 28 2. 32 3. 36 4. 42 25. A team of 8 persons joins in a shooting competition. The best marksman scored 85 points. If he had scored 92 points, the average score for the team would have been 84. The number of points the team scored was
1. 672
2. 665
3. 645
4. 588

26. A librarian purchased 60 story books for his library. But he found that he could get 4 extra books by spending Rs 336 more and then the overall average price per book would be reduced by Re 1. The previous average price of each book was
1. Rs 84
2. Rs 83
3. Rs 68
4. Rs 100

27. In an exam, the avarage marks obtained by John in English, Maths, Hindi and Drawing were 50. His average marks in Maths, Science, Social Studies and Craft were 70. If the average marks in all seven subjects is 58, his score in maths was
1. 50
2. 52
3. 60
4. 74

28. The average weight of 3 men A, B and C is 84 Kg. Another man D joins the group and the average now becomes 80 Kg. If another man E whose weight is 3 Kg more than that of D, replaces A then the average weight of B, C, D and E becomes 79 Kg. What is the weight of A?
1. 70 Kg
2. 72 Kg
3. 75 Kg
4. 80 Kg

29. The ratio of cost price and selling price 25:26. The percent of profit will be
1. 26%
2. 25%
3. 1%
4. 4%

30. Mr. Kapur purchased two toy cycles for Rs 750 each. He sold these cycles, gaining 6% on one and losing 4% on the other.The g ain or loss percent in the whole transaction is
1. 1% loss
2. 1% gain
3. 1.5% loss
4. 1.5 gain

31. The profit earned by a shopkeeper by selling a bucket at a gain of 8% is Rs 28 more than when he sells it at a loss of 8%. The cost price (in Rupees) of the bucket is
1. 170
2. 190
3. 175
4. 165

32. A man bought 500 metres of electronic wire at 50 paise per metre. He sold 50% of it at a profit of 5%. At what percent should he sell the remainder so as to gain 10% on the whole transaction?
1. 13%
2. 12.5%
3. 15%
4. 20%

33. A businessman imported Laptops, worth Rs 210000, Mobile phones worth Rs 100000 and Television sets worth Rs 150000. He had to pay 10% duty on laptops, 8% on Phones and 5% on Television sets as a special case. How much total duty (in Rupees) he had to pay on all items as per above details
1. 36500
2. 37000
3. 37250
4. 37500

34. On a certain date, Pakistan has a success rate of 60% against India in all the ODIs played between the two countries. They lost the next 30 ODIs in a row to India and their success rate comes down to 30%. The total number of ODIs played between the two countries is
1. 50
2. 45
3. 60
4. 30

35. Two donkeys are standing 400 meters apart. First donkey can run at a speed of 3 m/sec and the second can run at 2 m/sec. If two donkeys run towards each other after how much time (in sec) will they bump into each other?
1. 60
2. 80
3. 400
4. 40